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Call to Action: Help Restore Trust in State Government

Please contact your senator today and ask for their support of House Resolution 158. This resolution will allow a vote on a constitutional amendment to dedicate fees for their intended purpose.

While Georgia legislators adopt laws creating fees to fund state programs, current law does not allow legislators to “dedicate” the fees to their intended funds. Instead, the fees often go to the state’s general fund and are spent elsewhere. Almost 40% of the $469 million collected to round up scrap tires and clean up contaminated properties has been misappropriated. We need to empower our legislators so they can require that fees collected must be spent on the programs they are meant to fund.

Read this call to action, and contact your senator to ask for their support of House Resolution 158. Read more here.

Support CRK in 2018

With the continued threats our river faces, CRK needs your support now more than ever. Please pledge your support for North Georgia’s most valuable natural resource by becoming a CRK event sponsor. In addition to receiving the satisfaction of knowing that your financial commitment will have a positive impact on the lives of the nearly 4 million people who depend on the Chattahoochee, you will receive a myriad of benefits for what you’re doing to help save our precious river.

GWC Releases 2017  Dirty Dozen Report

Georgia’s leading water advocacy organizations release their “Dirty Dozen” for 2017.

Read about coal ash pollution. Threats to stream buffers. How to put the trust back in to state trust funds. Defeating a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee.

The 7th annual Dirty Dozen report shines a spotlight on threats to Georgia’s water and highlights the polluters and the policies that threaten the health and safety of Georgia’s waters.  You will find solutions in there as well!

 

 

Community Spotlight

Blue Heron Nature Preserve partners with CRK’s Neighborhood Water Watch (NWW) to monitor four key NWW sites on Mill and Nancy Creeks.  Cooperation and coordination are key components of keeping watch over all our waters! To learn more about their mission to engage, protect, provide and advocate for the Preserve- click here.

RiverCHAT Newsletter
Fall 2017

Catch up with CRK by reading our Fall 2017 RiverCHAT Newsletter edition!  Read the full newsletter, click here!

Highlights include: Atlanta’s drought, a feature on Mary Anne Lanier, our new partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, groundbreaking improvements to water quality at Pilgrim’s Pride in Gainesville and more!